16TH ANNUAL ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES FORUM

16th Annual Environmental Issues Forum
Thursday, October 5,2017 – 5:30 to 8:30 PM
Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center
8788 Metcalf Ave., Overland Park, KS

Crisis in Cowtown? Coping with Climate Change:

Event: The 16th Annual Environmental Issues Forum 5:30-8:30 PM on Thursday, October 5, 2017 at the new Johnson County Arts & Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf Ave.

Topic: Certainly, we all want to keep Kansas City among the most vibrant and livable communities in the nation. How will we adapt? What kind of planning is underway? Where are we most vulnerable? Let’s discuss solutions using our famous midwestern pragmatism, based on the latest data.

Program: Coping with Climate Change panel. Lara Isch will discuss how Kansas City, MO is upgrading infrastructure to deal with heavy rain events; Tom Jacobs of MARC will share the latest data and projections for our metro area. Lougene Marsh will talk about the human impact of a changing climate.

Details: $20 per person ($10 for students with ID) includes hearty appetizers from Shawnee Mission School District’s acclaimed Broadmoor Bistro, networking with local thought leaders and exhibits by environmental organizations, starting at 5:30 PM.
Attendance limited to 200. Reserve your place now! There will be no ticket sales at the door!

Tickets & Info: http://knrc.weebly.com/forum.html

Sponsored by Kansas Natural Resource Council, JOCO Environmental Advocates and the Kanza Group of the Sierra Club.

ANNUAL SIERRA CLUB PADDLE TRIP ON THE KANSAS RIVER

Join us for our ANNUAL SIERRA CLUB PADDLE TRIP on the KANSAS RIVER

When:  Saturday, October 21, 2017

Time:  9:00 AM

Where:  Lawrence to Eudora

RSVP:  You can rent a seat in a canoe or double kayak from Friends of the Kaw for a donation of $30.  Bring your own boat and join us!  RSVP to riverkeeper@kansasriver.org

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BEERS OF THE KAW

BEERS OF THE KAW
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Tickets are only $20 and available here: http://tinyurl.com/y84s3jpo

Date:  Sunday, November 5, 2017 at Abe & Jake’s Landing, Lawrence, KS
Time:  3PM to 6PM

Friends of the Kaw presents our second Annual Beer Tasting Event featuring Breweries along the Kansas Watershed & Kaw River to benefit Friends of the Kaw, a 501 c(3) organization.

Participating Breweries: 23rd Street Brewing Company, Blind Tiger Brewery & Restaurant, Blue Skye Brewery & Eats, Boulevard Brewing Company, Free State Brewing Company, Happy Basset Brewing Co. , Kansas Territory Brewing Co., KC Bier Co. , Lawrence Brewing Co., Lb. Brewing Co., Little Apple Brewing Company, Martin City Brewing Company, Norsemen Brewing Company, Tallgrass Brewing Company, & Yankee Tank Brewing Company

Food will be available for Purchase:
Drasko’s Food Truck, Fine Thyme Food, Terrebone Po’ Boys, & Lucia Beer Garden + Grill

Beers of the Kaw

Sponsored By:
Landmark National Bank, Cromwell Environmental, DeHart Plumbing, Goodell, Stratton & Edmonds, LL Bean, Minuteman Press, Springhill Suites, Sunflower Outdoor & Bike, Lucia Beer Garden & Grill, Westar Energy Green Team, Kansas Alliance for Wetlands andStreams, The Bowersock Mills & Power Co., Up a Creek Paddle, Dirty Girls, Sierra Club and Steve Cringan.

HANK BOOTH SHOW

HANK BOOTH SHOW
KLWN 1320 AM

Tune in to KLWN 1320 AM on Friday, September15, 2017 in the 8 to 9:00 AM hour. Kansas Riverkeeper, Dawn Buehler, and FOK Board Member, Sarah Hill-Nelson, will be on the show to talk about how the proposed Tyson Slaughterhouse will impact the Kansas River and its watershed.